Kathie Tovo's file:
Tovo

Democrat from Texas

Kathie Tovo, who won election to the Austin City Council in 2011, is a former member of the city planning commission and former vice president of the Austin Neighborhoods Council, her campaign biography says.

Recent statements involving Kathie Tovo

Says the Austin City Council "may give $4 million a year to subsidize a race track."

Says opponent Kathie Tovo "believes that Austin invests too much in the cops, firefighters and paramedics that protect our families and neighborhoods."

Says that several times in the last 15 years, Austin City Council candidates have won seats after trailing by more than 4,000 votes in the election prompting the runoff.  

"Austin Energy is considering its first rate increase since 1994."

Says one of Austin City Council Member Randi Shade’s biggest contributors is the lobbyist for the Formula 1 racetrack planned outside Austin.  

Recent stories featuring Kathie Tovo

Flashback: Obama, the Mexico border and Shariah law:

Fact-checks of legislators and an Austin City Council hopeful blended last week with looks at President Obama’s statements while in Texas — plus our first review of a claim by the White House press secretary, Jay Carney.

Ron Paul's belly ache, two Texas Pants-on-Fires:

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, bellied up to a Half True claim in the first pre-2012 GOP presidential debate last week. In our fact checks, we rated a pair of other Texans’ statements Pants on Fire.

To the Flashback...
 

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